Things To Do in Louisiana This Weekend

Whether you are a culture seeker, food aficionado, outdoor adventurer or history lover, Louisiana is filled with opportunities for you to #FeedYourSoul. 

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People gather around a newspaper covered table to peel shrimp and crab.

Get crabby! In a good way, of course. The Holly Beach Crab Festival celebrates Louisiana's longstanding relationship with delicious seafood. 

Students dressed as ears of corn participate in a corn-shucking contest.

The Louisiana Corn Festival is kernels and kernels of fun! Enjoy bright pops of yellow and corn-themed activities all day long. 

The French Market entrance is decorated to look like a bright red tomato.

The 37th Annual Creole Tomato Festival paints the French Market red for a weekend. 

Here's a roundup of fun Louisiana events and activities.

With nine state museums and 21 state parks and preserves, there is no shortage of things to do every day of the year in Louisiana. 

Head to countless festivals. Listen to live music that will get in your bones and never leave. Enjoy world-class fishing, boating and paddling. Get up close with nature on biking and hiking trails. You'll find excellent camping and picnic areas, including well-equipped cabins and RV parks at a Louisiana state park.  

Discover the history of Mardi Gras, see Louis Armstrong's cornet, relive historical moments in Louisiana sports history and so much more when you visit one of Louisiana's state museums. There are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture that makes Louisiana such a special place. 

These are just a few #OnlyLouisiana events happening around the state this weekend. For a full list of this weekend's events, click here

Louisiana Corn Festival  

June 8-10  

Aw, shucks! Bunkie’s Louisiana Corn Festival honors the sweet, yellow vegetable with classic carnival fun like dances, games and parades. The most fun, though, is shared through quirky, corn-centric activities like corn cook-offs, corn-shucking races and a corn-eating contest. At the end of the weekend, watch the annual Corn Farmer crowning.   

Plan your visit to Avoyelles Parish.   

Holly Beach Crab Festival   

June 9-11  

No reason to be crabby here — unless you’re celebrating the beloved crustacean at the Holly Beach Crab Festival in Cameron. Along the Creole Nature Trail is Holly Beach, a sunny gulf spot perfect for soaking up the summer sun. Snoballs, crab races and a Sunday pancake brunch are just a few highlights you can expect.   

Learn more about Lake Charles.

St. Landry BBQ Fest  

June 9-11

Eat up and boogie down, y’all. The St. Landry BBQ Fest in Opelousas spotlights the sweet-hot work of local grill masters. When you’re not eating ribs, sway to live music (the Chee-Weez, anyone?) and revel in fair food (the lemonade! the funnel cakes!). We’re certain you’ll want to return next year.   

Learn more about St. Landry Parish.

Zwolle Juneteenth Celebration 

June 9-11 

The Zwolle Juneteenth Celebration emphasizes the freedom, culture and unity in Black resilience. Head to the Zwolle Festival grounds to groove to live music, compete in a BBQ competition or ride a party wagon. Saturday’s festivities include arts and crafts, games and other kid-centric joys.   

Plan your trip to Sabine Parish.

Dugdemona Summer Fest

June 10

Dugdemona Summer Fest rings in a season of sunshine for the entire family. Kids will love watermelon eating and lemonade stand contests, while adults can enjoy Casino Night and beer gardens.   

Learn more about Winn Parish.

Lagniappe Saturday 

June 10  

Kick back with a glass of Landry Vineyards wine at Lagniappe Saturday! Travis Whitehead will perform with a classic country sound, and the vineyard will offer food and drinks. Better yet, admission is free.  

Discover Monroe-West Monroe.  

NOLA Riverfest 

New Orleans  
June 10  

N’awlins is callin’! NOLA Riverfest returns to celebrate the cultural, economic and environmental impact of the Mississippi River. This year’s live music theme honors the Mississippi Delta, home to one of the earliest forms of the blues. When you’re not dancing, embark on a walking tour, learn from expert panelists or enjoy delicious food and drinks from vendors on-site.

Visit New Orleans. 

37th Annual Creole Tomato Festival   

New Orleans  
June 10-11  

If you grew up a southerner, you know the importance of mayo-slathered Wonder Bread topped with sliced garden tomatoes. What better way to pay homage to the bright red fruit than at the Creole Tomato Festival. Held at the French Market, this festival features food vendors with dozens of dishes (Think: Creole tomato and mango salsa or tomato jambalaya). Learn from cooking demonstration and enjoy live music, too!  

Visit New Orleans.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

June 10-19

Grambling’s Juneteenth Freedom Festival honors Black history all week long! Children’s activities, live music, craft vendors and local food artisans will be on deck highlighting Louisiana’s cultural and historical pride.  

Experience Ruston.

Make Plans for Louisiana This Month

Whether it's one of our many exciting festivals or an adventure in the great outdoors, there is always something unique to experience in Louisiana. Be sure to check our calendar of events for the most up-to-date list of festivities. 

Find more trip ideas and things to do around Louisiana this month.